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Awards of the Year 2011

Scientist Awards

  • Prof. RNDr. Miloslav Druckmüller, CSc.
    Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology
    for current important results in mathematically processing images of the sun’s corona taken during total solar eclipses
  • Doc. RNDr. Jan Tachezy, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
    for fundamental discoveries explaining the evolution of organelles on protozoa

Junior Scientist Awards

  • RNDr. Milan Orlita, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
    for his work in the optical spectroscopy of graphenes
  • MUDr. Mgr. Dana Pokorná, Ph.D.
    Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Prague
    for excellent research in the immunology of viral-induced tumours

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Filip Binder
    F X Šalda Grammar School in Liberec
    Charlota Blunárová
    Komenského náměstí Grammar School in Vyškov
  • Vojtěch Čorba
    Secondary Agricultural School in Český Těšín
    Veronika Denková
    Episcopal Grammar School in Prague
  • Lukáš Hájek
    F X Šalda Grammar School in Liberec
    Josef Hazi
    Grammar School in Cheb
  • Vojtěch Kundrát
    Heyrovský Academy Secondary School for Chemistry in Ostrava
    Diana Marková
    Secondary School for Chemistry in Pardubice
  • Šárka Navrátilová
    Komenského náměstí Grammar School in Vyškov
    Marek Pospíšil
    Brno – Řečkovice Grammar School

Teacher Awards

  • RNDr. Jiří Herman, Ph.D.
    Kpt. Jaroš Grammar School in Brno
  • RNDr. Karel Lichtenberg, CSc.
    Jírovcova Grammar School, České Budějovice



Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.